VMware Explore Las Vegas 2024 - Why you should go

Summer is beginning, school is almost out here so that means it’s time to start preparing for my favorite time of the year, the VMware Explore conferences! In the past, I’ve always gone to Barcelona because it’s the closest to Belgium. This year I decided to change things up and also attend Explore in Las Vegas. In this post, I will go through some of the top reasons why you should attend the Explore conference....

23 June, 2024 · 3 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Daily redeploy of functions on VEBA

This post outlines how you can get a daily redeploy of functions on VEBA.

20 November, 2023 · 3 min · Maarten Van Driessen

VMware Explore 2023 Barcelona Experience

This post recounts my experience at VMware Explore 2023 in Barcelona.

17 November, 2023 · 5 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Migrating Blog to Hugo

Ever since I started my blog back in 2016, it’s been running on wordpress. It took me a while before I got to a setup that I liked. Back when I started, I had chosen a free hoster. This quickly presented issues as I was not satisfied with the speed of my blog. The blog was moved around 2 or 3 more times before I ended up going to my current hoster....

28 November, 2022 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Configure HTTP checks in vROPS

This week I am playing around with vROPS. I was trying to set up an HTTP check against one of the APIs we host internally. This took me a bit longer than I would have liked. In vROPS 8, VMware switched to the telegraf agent for agent-based monitoring. It took me a while to figure out, but HTTP checks are done using the telegraf agent. Let’s install the agent on one of our servers, so we can configure HTTP checks in vROPS!...

16 September, 2022 · 3 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Automated template builds with Packer

This post outlines how you can build Server templates with Packer

14 September, 2022 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Becoming a VMUG leader

As many of you already know, last year Erik Schils decided to step down as a VMUG leader after 15 years. When I saw the announcement, I immediately thought to myself that I don’t want to see this community disappear. I started talking to other folks in the community and quickly we had a bunch of enthusiastic people ready to step up and keep on building this community. I won’t be flying solo, my good friends Jens Herremans (blog - twitter) and Kristof Asaert (blog - twitter will be joining me as VMUG leaders....

21 January, 2022 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Why YOU should become a vExpert

The end of the year is one of my favourite times of the year. Not just because it’s my birthday or the holiday season but also because it’s time to fill in your vExpert application. It’s a good time to reflect on the past year and what you accomplished. So what is the vExpert program all about Unlike what some people may think, the vExpert program is not a certification that you get when you pass an exam....

20 December, 2021 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

Deploying vIDM through vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

One of the reasons I got my homelab was to test out stuff that I don’t necessarily have access to at work. Recently, vIDM has peaked my intrest so I decided to deploy it. I had already deployed vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager so why not use that for the deploy! Getting everything ready Before we can actually start installing vIDM, we need to get the binaries onto vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM)....

12 November, 2021 · 4 min · Maarten Van Driessen

How to change iLO IP from ESXi

I ran into an issue at work, where the iLO lost all its settings after a hardware intervention. The host was running fine and the iLO NIC was connected, but the IP configuration was missing. Because this is a remote site, it would be easy if the configuration could be set from within ESXi. Luckily, this is a possibility! Installing the tools The first thing we need to do is download the VIB from the HPE website....

2 July, 2021 · 2 min · Maarten Van Driessen